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Western Meadowlark, Oregon State Bird

Newcomers Welcome. Since 2006 we’ve met every Tuesday morning to look at and learn about birds, followed by breakfast and conversation at a local eatery.

We are very informal, and our expertise ranges from beginner to moderately knowledgeable, but between us, and with a bird book in hand, we can usually figure out what we are seeing.

We ask for a donation of $2.00 for the church general fund. Members and friends are all welcome.

To be advised where we go each week for birding and for breakfast, please sign up for our listserv by contacting the listmanager.

***During pandemic, we are not gathering in person. We are still in contact with one another via the Birders listserv, join the email group to get connected***

Contact Mike Berg for more information.

Poetry Groups

We are members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene who meet monthly to encourage each other in writing poetry. We do so through supportive suggestions, discussion, and sharing ideas and resources. We hold three two-hour monthly workshops in members’ homes.

POETS meets on third Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:30pm, POETA meets on second Friday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and POESY was formed over the summer of 2014. All three groups are full at this time. A fourth Poetry group formed in the Spring of 2015.

If a fifth group is needed, we will help you create it too.

View more details here.

Contact Bonnie Phipps with your interest.

UUCE Literary JournalChanges

Changes is our very own publication filled with poetry and artwork by our own church members and friends.

In addition to poetry and short prose, it includes both photos and artwork. Poets and artists retain all copyrights to their submissions.

More Information here.

Create a Group


If you’d like to start a new group, gather people together and fill out the UUCE Group Charter. Need help? Contact Rev. Lois Van Leer or Treasurer Katy Colburn.

The purpose of the Charter is to encourage group identity and autonomy while promoting right relations across all groups and individuals within our beloved community, celebrating our larger congregational covenant while supporting activities and allocating resources when approved by the Board of Trustees. 

Download the charter form here: UUCE-Group-Charter

Send your Charter to Board Secretary Merri Carlisle.